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on the handful of states expected to decide the outcome. we have team coverage this morning. tahman bradley is in boston but t.j. winick starts it off from the windy city of chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, election day may not be until tomorrow, but 27 million americans have already cast their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props because what's happened is now, the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids who are out there knocking on doors making phone calls. >> reporter: there he was joined by bill clinton who mocked mitt romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are. just be disappointed. look at me, i look like a president and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's going to all be all right if you let me. >> reporter: with one day to go until the election, the candidates crisscross the battleground states. governor romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama
to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge many romney tracked a large -- large crowd last night. >> your votes and your work in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady are home in chicago. the president stopped by a local campaign office. >> you have to tell the team that i appreciate them. >> reporter: the president ended his reelection bid an emotional rally last night in iowa. >> the president: to all of you who lived and breathed the hard work of change i want t
's way and that put him over the top. we have two reports to begin our coverage. >> tahman bradley is in boston but first abc's t.j. winick is with the obama team in chicago. i assume the party may still be going on. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and paula, a good morning to you. that's right. it was actually a narrow win gave president obama a decisive victory despite an unemployment rate that posed a serious threat to his 2012 campaign. president barack obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. >> you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call, but even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely be closer. >> and weather i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you, i have learn
. >> tahman bradley is in boston. but first, t.j. winick is with the obama team in the windy city of chicago, where i assume the party may still be going on. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and paula, good morning to you. that's right. it was actually a series of narrow state wins that gave president obama a decisive victory, despite an unemployment rate that posed a serious threat to his 2012 campaign. president barack obama won a second term tuesday, after a race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. >> you, the american people, reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. but even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely be closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better presiden
reelection tuesday. he's expected to focus on the looming fiscal cliff facing the nation. tahman bradley joins us from washington, d.c. with a preview of what the president is expected to outline. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. shortly after he was reelected, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. a major issue that has to be solved by the end of the year. democrats and republicans say they are willing to talk but there's a major hurdle. showdown looming, as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable and frankly it couldn't pass the house. >> reporter: in an interview house speaker boehner drew a hard-line on raising taxes but opened the door to raising more revenue. >> i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: democrats think the president has a hand date to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us
waiting for buses and gas in the -- as they face a forecast that includes another storm. tahman bradley joins us live with more. >> reporter: good morning. new york is taking steps toward normalcy, limited amtrak service resumes today and crews are working to restore power in manhattan ahead of a deadline tomorrow. still, enormous hurdles. sandy may be gone, frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we are going to die, we are going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace residents feel like they've been forgot . >> they have no value, they -- they see other areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food at local churches and aid organizations. >> all the food we had to throw out. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for hard hit staten island. thousands still without power, many homeless, among them mike and his family. >> my youngest daughter yesterday said daddy i want to go home. i said it is going to be a while honey. she don'
and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown up on the big board, zoomed in on the bay area. starting in the peninsula district 14, democratic incumbent jackie spear her opponent, the republican, a businesswoman and biotech consultant. now to the east bay to look at a different race, district 11, george miller the democratic incumbent. his challenger republican virginia fuller. registered nurse who became a united states citizen in the year 2000. one of the most interesting races to watch today is going to be this massive north bay district 2. republican roberts democrat huffman neither is the incumbent. someone new getting elected there. roberts is a securities broker, huffman is an environmental attorney as well as a state assemblyman. brand new representative for folks in district 2. i'll be back with a look at other races in the bay area. >>> voters headin
. and today, both candidates are focusing on the home stretch. abc's tahman bradley shows us how. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning to you, sunny. good morning to you, rob. president obama has had to focus his attention to the federal government's response to superstorm sandy. leaving the campaign trail to surrogates. but today, he's back for the final sprint. the action picks up again with both candidates on the trail. president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado for the first campaign since sandy hit. >> we can't go on the road we're on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we've got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead-heat. the daily abc news/"washington post" tracking poll show the candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the gov
be on the chopping block. abc's tahman bradley is live in washington with more on the intense negotiations that are now under way. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and bapaula. some republican lawmakers are signaling a willingness to cut a deal with president obama. but doing so, it would require republicans to break a long-standing gop pledge. some republican lawmakers say they're now willing to defy party politics and cut a deal on taxes. if congress doesn't act, $650 million of spending and tax increases will take place on january 1st. but there's fresh hope in washington that republicans and democrats can strike a deal. >> the world has changed. >> reporter: the biggest obstacle is a pledge of no tax increases of virtually any kind that every republican has signed. but with fiscal calamity on the horizon, some gop lawmakers have changed their tune. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country. >> reporter: defying the pledge would buck 20 years of republican orthodoxy. this is the man behind the pledge. he's gotten thousands of republi
? >> that is incredible. abc's tahman bradley live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and there's plenty more powerball coverage coming up on "good morning america." we have live reports from both maryland and missouri, coming up on the show starting at 7:00 eastern time. >>> in other news this morning, president obama will visit a suburban philadelphia toy factory today, hoping to win public support for his plan to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. but on capitol hill, talks there have pretty much hit an impasse at this point. neither republicans nor democrats seem willing to budge on the issue of tax rates for the wealthy. unless the two sides can reach some kind of deal, spending cuts and also tax hikes will collectively take effect starting january 1st. the clock is ticking. >> it is. >>> the united nations has overwhelmingly approved recognition of a palestinian state, a move staunchly opposed by the u.s. and israel. >> but in the west bank and gaza, palestinians, they celebrated on the streets. the historic vote upgrades palestine to nonmember nonvoting observer status only. meanwhile, u.s. amba
. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. shortly after he was re-electioned, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a major problem. it has to be solved by the end of the year. republicans and democrats have signaled they're ready to talk. but there's a major hurdle. a showdown's looming in washington, even as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election, both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with abc news, house speaker john boehner drew a hard line on raising taxes. but opened the door of raising more revenue as part of a deficit reduction deal. >> i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: but democrats think the newly-re-elected president has a mandate to raise taxes on
's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace. residents feel like they've been forgotten. >> there's a sense where it's like, they have no value. they see that other areas are being taken care of. and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> all of the food, had to throw out of the refrigerator. so, this is very needed right now. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for hard-hit staten island. thousands without power. many homeless. among them, mike abruzzo and his family. >> my youngest daughter yesterday said, daddy, i want to go home. it will be a while, honey. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: transportation is still a nightmare. desperate drivers waited in lines miles deep to get gas. and people waited in lines for blocks to get the bus. >> where are the buses?
begin this morning with abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: after a crowded weekend in stores, the national shopping spree continues online. cyber monday started at midnight. shoppers are expected to spend $1.5 billion online today. that's up $20 from last year's cyber monday. analysts predict it could be the biggest online shopping day of the year. but many people have already bought their holiday gifts. >> there were so many deals being offered online starting on wednesday all the way through the weekend and now some of that money has already been spent. >> reporter: you see customer spending, some retailers are offer blanket discounts. lands end, gap, old navy, 30% off. express and abercrombie, 40%-retailers jumped the season offering deals earlier than black friday, on thanksgiving. 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the past four days. buyers spending an average of $423 per person. an all-time high, $59 billion spent over the thanksgiving holiday. the deal buster deals brought out unfortunately the worst in shoppers. in wellsboro, california, these men
, her comments after the attack on the consulate in libya on september 11th. tahman bradley has the latest from washington. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice faces more tough diplomacy on capitol hill. rice is the leading candidate for secretary of state in president obama's second term. but prominent gop lawmakers are trying to stop her from getting the post. saying she misled the public about the attack on the consulate in libya. in meetings yesterday, rice tried to smooth things over. it didn't work. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before. and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers. >> reporter: five days after the attack and a round of tv interviews, rice placed blame on an anti-muslim video. >> it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by individual clusters of extremists. >> reporter: but the administration later said the attack was the work of terrorists. behind closed doors, rice told lawmakers the information she received came directly from the cia. the white house is sta
, where we already are. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: the record powerball jackpot has two winning tickets. powerball officials announced overnight, the tickets were sold in missouri and arizona. the prize, close to $580 million. the biggest in powerball history. here are the numbers. the powerball, 6. before the drawing, dreams were big. >> the best thing in the world. nobody in my family would have to worry about anything ever again. >> reporter: millions of americans lining up, buying tickets. in the hours before the drawing, tickets were sold at a rate of 130,000 every minute. >> this is amazing. incredible. never before happened here. >> reporter: at one indiana store, tickets were given away. 500 of them gone in an hour. >> free powerball tickets. >> reporter: people like chris shirley drove hours to play. >> the signs. it just pokes out at you. you just have to give it a shot. >> reporter: and you did? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: lots of people gave it a shot in massachusetts. like here at a gas station, where 70% of the business is lottery tickets. owner tony am
the president is playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> the number of californians who can vote is at an all-time high. almost a million and a half new voters signed up online under the state's new law they tend to be younger and less leaning than the state's general voting population. >>> wet trip into work this morning. >>> sometimes rainex if conditions are correct, definitely going to be a tough commute this morning. looking at the golden gate bridge you can see the steadier rain over. definitely have wetness on the road that's the way it is going to be mean if it is not raining where you are, it is still going to be slick outside. wanted to give you the bigger picture, no matter where you are traveling to the east and south, you are going to run into wet weather. as you head into the sierra, you can see it turns into snow only at the highest elevations above the passes. it looks like no matter where you go through , going to be wealth the next couple of hours, so be careful. -- back home, temperatures mild this mo
bloomberg announced water and meals will be distributed tyndareus around the city. tahman bradley has more on the efforts in new york city and new jersey. >> and the may be gone, but frustration is growing. >> we are going to freeze. >> this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continuing at a slow pace. president forgotten.have been >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they overlooked us. hundreds showed up to local churches and aid organizations for food. very needed right now. it was another night of the cold for s.i.. thousands of still without .ower, many homeless michael and his family among gumbel. -- among them. >> mine young becerra, daddy, i home.o go said.youngest >> transportation is still a nightmare. drivers waited in o get gas andeep t people waited for blocks to catch the bus. >> where are the buses? >> checkpoints were set up to force people to carpal. door-to-door rescues by the nationalws and guard continued in new jersey natural gas fires burned. new york city will try to return normal. the marathon will go on, but say it should not, becau
-election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. tahman bradley is in washington and joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. shortly after president obama was reelected, he called congressional leaders to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. it is a major issue that needs to be resolveed by the end of the year. democrats and republicans say they are willing to talk but there's major hurdles. showdown looming, as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an interview house speaker boehner drew a hard-line on raising taxes but opened the door to raising more revenue. >> i would do that, if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people, based on the campaign, that is, peop
. already we've seen some long lines and short tempers. tahman bradley is here with the latest. live in the flesh. good morning, sir. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, brandi. good to be with you. and happy black friday. black friday, the unofficial start of the crucial holiday gift-buying season. this morning, lines are already long at stores across the country, as people looking for deal storm the barricades. shoppers rush stores overnight, filling carts with black friday bargains. best buy opened its store doors at midnight. but that's already hours after deals were being snapped up for thanksgiving. retailers are trying to get an edge on the $52 billion up for grabs this year. they say every day counts. that's why toys "r" us, sears, walmart and target offered door-busting deals a day early. >> it's an arms race. then, 8:00. 7:00, 6:00. 4:00 in the morning and then midnight. >> reporter: shoppers filled their carts with toys and rushed for flat-screen tvs. this woman bought four of them. >> saved $616. >> reporter: across the country, lines were long. and not everyone
. tahman bradley begins our team coverage. >> and you may be gone, but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we are going to die. we are going to freeze. >> this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace. residents feel they have been forgotten. >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. but hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> we had to throw food out of the refrigerator. >> it was another night of darkness and cold fro s.i. thousands still without power many homeless. -- for -- another night of dark clouds and cold for thousands of people still without power. antelope boys were torn from their mothers' arms when the storm hit s.i. - -and two boys were torn from their mother from dead. pindar's it, door-to-door rest used by emergency crews and the national guard continue while natural gas fires burned in mantiloking where homes were destroyed. new york city will try to return to normal this weekend. the mayor says the marathon will go on, but some people say that it s
will be joined by his wife and kidd rock after that he heads here to boston. tahman bradley, abc7 news. >> you mentioned pennsylvania has traditionally leaned democratic why this last minute push by romney there? >> reporter: if mitt romney wins pennsylvania it dramatically changes the map. pennsylvania is not a state that romney has to win, but a state that president obama has to win. if romney loses ohio, he needs to pick up another big state, right now the romney campaign senses they have momentum with independents and republican enthusiasm can carry them to victory in pennsylvania. bill clinton is headed thereed to -- there today to campaign, obvious sign democrats are not taking chances the president still does maintain a slim lead in pennsylvania. >>> monday night football is going political on this final day of the campaign. both president obama and mitt romney are taping interviews that will air at halftime during tonight's game. espn's chris berman is conducting the interviews four years ago he tacked to -- he talked to then senator obama and mccain. we will work around the clock to b
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